Smithsonian Institute - America's museumConsisting of 19 world-class museums and a zoo, the Smithsonian Institute is one of the country's most beloved and most visited Washington, D.C. attractions. Established in 1855, the Smithsonian offers visitors a close-up look at the sciences, industry, the arts, and more. From space and aircraft exhibits to African American culture, postal history and sculptural masterpieces, The Smithsonian Institution offers something interesting and educational for visitors of all ages.
Prices -Admission to all Smithsonian museums and the zoo is free.
Hours -The Smithsonian Castle is open daily from 8:30am-5:30pm. Most other Smithsonian museums are open daily from 10am-5:30pm.
- Smithsonian Folklife Festival
- Living Earth Festival
- Brew at the Zoo
- Special exhibitions
- IMAX theaters
- Guided tours
- Family events